Emergency Department Technician II
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- Performs within the scope and training of the EDT, and consistent State/ Federal regulations including EMTALA, HIPAA and other applicable regulations, including patient confidentiality and risk management.
- Provision of competent patient care, for all ages, acuities and conditions in the population the facility serves, including ensuring age-specific care and responding to cultural needs of patients and families.
- Communicates clearly and with courtesy with all members of healthcare team, following lines of authority, as appropriate.
- Proficient in English for effective oral and written communication with co-workers and other healthcare team members.
- Completes duties with regard to safety practices and policies, including infection control, workplace safety, and management of aggressive behaviors.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computers and telecommunications in documentation, tracking, conveying information.
- Maintains required certifications and continuing education requirements per department and facility standards.
- Establishes priorities based on essential patient needs and available unit resources of time, personnel, equipment, and supplies.
- Documents patient care and unit activities in a timely, accurate, and concise manner.
- Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to patient/family rights, cultural and ethical beliefs.
- Participates in ED staff meetings, in-services, and performance improvement activities.
- Establishes effective working relationships with members of the health care team, patients, and families. Acknowledges staff rights and cultural and ethical beliefs.
- Requires dependable attendance to scheduled shifts and required staff development.
- Demonstrates flexibility in the resolution of staffing issues.
- Assists with rooming and undressing of patients at the direction of the RN.
- Obtains, records and reports vital signs, EKG.s, heights, weights and inputs/outputs of patients as directed and per department policy.
- Draws blood as part of job responsibilities.
- Assists physicians and nurses with various procedures, including positioning and set up of draping and prepping.
- Applies monitoring devices, prepares patient for suturing, performs wound cleaning, application of dressings, orthopedic devices, splints, and crutch fitting.
- Assists patients to/from bathroom, in general ambulation, and transports patients as needed.
- Assists health care team in emergency situations including resuscitation.
- Assists with discharge process under direction of physician or nurse.
- Cleans ED gurneys and equipment for efficient provision of care.
- Ensures patient belonging are collected, bagged and tagged with belonging checklist filled out.
- Provides post-mortem care.
- Prepares requisitions for lab, imaging reports and medical records. Carries out basic clerical duties of the Unit Assistant as needed.
- Conducts pharmacy, lab, nutrition and imaging pick-ups and deliveries, including specimen transport, as needed.
- Inventories, orders, unpack and distributes supplies, forms and linens. Responsible for cleanliness, stocking and organization of patient care areas, utility and storage rooms.
- Per facility infection control policy, cleans and processes instruments.
- Responsible for the quality control checks of urine dipsticks (as applicable per facility)
- Demonstrates knowledge and ability to implement community resources.
- Ability to pull charts from file room (as necessary).
- Ability to properly fill out after-hours admission paperwork.
- Ability to properly apply splints per MD orders.
- To be able to perform the duties/tasks of a receptionist which will include proper cash handling, customer service, greeting patients, and properly filling out paperwork as well as identifying patients.
- To be able to demonstrate proper body mechanics when transporting patients to the floor, or another department. Also use of proper lift techniques in certain circumstances.
- The Emergency Department Technician II classification shall apply only to those Emergency Department Technicians who are qualified and assigned to perform casting and/or Ortho Tech I duties as discussed in Appendix E of the Master Agreement (p.312). This assignment may also include, but is not limited to, phlebotomy and EKG.
- Perform other related duties as necessary.
- Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.